Start a new tradition with your family this year by making this super easy two-ingredient mummy hot dog recipe. Spooky season is upon us, and what better way to celebrate than to take hot dogs and wrap them in crescent roll dough? Tasty, fun, and a perfect kid-friendly dinner (or appetizer) right before trick-or-treating! Let's see how easy it is to make them.
Hot dogs are one of my favorite things to eat during a BBQ, but I also really enjoy them all year round. They're a great protein to add to many different meals, and if the kiddos like them, it's a great dinner rotation option.
Instead of using sausage in some of my pasta recipes, feel free to swap it out with hot dogs like in my cajun chicken sausage pasta recipe or even adding it to some baked recipes like my classic baked ziti. Trust me, it's gooooood!
What are the ingredients for this recipe?
To make these spooky (okay, they're not really spooky, they're really cute but festive!) mummy hot dogs, you'll need just two basic ingredients:
- Hot Dogs
- Crescent Roll Dough
See the recipe card below for specific information about instructions and quantities.
How do I make these mummy hot dogs?
This recipe is easily made ahead of trick or treating, even the day before! It's also a really great finger food if you're entertaining for a crowd. To make this recipe here's how you'll do it:
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 375º and prepare a baking sheet. Pop open the canister of the crescent roll dough, laying out a few triangles on a surface. Cut four to five triangles into smaller, thinner pieces and set aside.
Step 2: Open the hot dog package and pat dry. Wrap each hot dog with a few of the crescent roll dough pieces until it resembles a "mummy". Repeat for remaining hot dogs (this recipe yields 6 wrapped hot dogs).
Step 3: Place the mummy hot dogs onto the baking sheet and place in the oven. Bake for roughly 15-17 minutes or until the tops are golden brown. Optional to add silly stick-on eyes!
Recipe Swaps and Substitutions
Although this recipe is simply based on hot dogs and crescent roll dough, here are a few different swaps and substitutions you can make to cater to dietary needs or preference:
- Hot Dogs: If you would rather use a plant-based hot dog or a turkey dog, etc. you can easily do so here!
- Crescent Roll Dough: You might also be able to use puff pastry instead of the crescent dough. I will say the taste will be a bit different though!
Recipe Variations and Serving Suggestions
What fun would this be to make with your kiddos and their friends at a child's Halloween party?! Here are some other ways you can serve this:
- Party Appetizer (you could also make smaller ones like my crescent roll pigs in a blanket)
- Game Day Snack (think: extra large piggies in a blanket!)
- Weeknight Easy Meal
To vary this recipe, here's what I would suggest:
- Toppings: You can spread some melted butter on top and sprinkle sesame seeds or everything bagel seasoning for extra flavor.
- Dips: Make a fun side dip to go with like a bloody BBQ sauce (just BBQ sauce... but call it blood to go with the theme)
How do I store this recipe?
You can place any uneaten mummy hot dogs into an air tight container and place in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat in a toaster oven for 5-7 minutes at 350º, or simply place in a microwave.
If you want to freeze them: place in a ziplock bag and store in the freezer for up to a month. Defrost in the fridge overnight, then reheat.
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Easy Two-Ingredient Mummy Hot Dog Recipe
- 1 baking sheet
- cutting board
- 1 can crescent roll dough
- 1 pkg hot dogs
- Preheat the oven to 375º and prepare a baking sheet.
- Pop open the canister of the crescent roll dough, laying out a few triangles on a surface.
- Cut four to five triangles into smaller, thinner pieces and set aside.
- Open the hot dog package and pat dry.
- Wrap each hot dog with a few of the crescent roll dough pieces until it resembles a "mummy". Repeat for remaining hot dogs (this recipe yields 6 wrapped hot dogs).
- Place the mummy hot dogs onto the baking sheet and place in the oven. Bake for roughly 15-17 minutes or until the tops are golden brown.
- Optional to add silly stick-on eyes!